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SpaceX Launching Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket

Elon Musk’s privately-owned Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) plans to test an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday from California, as part of its push into the satellite launch market. The modified, 22-story Falcon 9 will carry Canada’s Cassiope science satellite, and will take off from a refurbished launch platform at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9 a.m. PDT. Earlier …

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SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Now Moves Sideways, and It’s Incredible [VIDEO]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is doing some incredible things with its Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed “Grasshopper.” Last month, we saw it launch 325m into the air, stall and seemingly float in midair, and then land back on its launch pad. It was truly an amazing sight to see. Now, Grasshopper is hopping – to the side. SpaceX just posted a …

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